For many family and closely held businesses, succession planning is the most difficult challenge they face, and arguably, the most important.  Establishing an effective plan requires valuing the business, devising a thorough plan, protecting the value of the business, and establishing a secure retirement for the owners and employees.  Buy-sell, key person, executive compensation, and funding living buyouts are some of the common strategies we implement to help business owners ensure the longevity of their largest asset.